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Survey: Alternative platforms to eclipse cable and satellite

Americans are eschewing cable and satellite service in favour of a variety of ‘Over The Top’ video options according to a new survey that shows nearly half of consumers already…

Tele Columbus acquires PrimaCom for €711m

Tele Columbus acquires PrimaCom for €711m

In a further consolidation of the German broadband cable sector Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, has entered into an agreement to acquire PrimaCom Holding GmbH,…

Comcast introduces own $15 ‘cord-cutting’ service

Comcast has responded to the threat of cord-cutting by announcing the beta test of Stream, a new streaming cable service for its own Xfinity Internet customers that it says furthers…

Dish-Siti seek other j-v content buyers

India’s Dish TV and MSO operator Siti Cable are already partners via their shared ownership by Subhash Chandra’s giant conglomerate Essel Group. They have also just set up a new…

Taiwan cableco nears $2.3bn sale

A consortium of investors led by Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. and Morgan Stanley’s private equity arm are nearing a $2.3 billion deal to buy China Network Systems, Taiwan’s largest cable-television…

upc cablecom acquires Maladers cable network

The glass fibre optic cable network in the municipality of Maladers in the canton of Graubünde has so far been run by cable operator Tele Maladers, Genossenschaft für das Kabelfernsehen.…

UK cable network revenues up 3% over 4 years

SNL Kagan, an expert on the Economics of Basic Cable Networks (EBCN) in the US, has expanded its coverage to include leading markets in Europe. In the UK, total revenues…

Netflix viewed as cable replacement

A new brand study of streaming providers seeking to understand how consumers perceive each brand has revealed that consumers believe Netflix can wholly replace other entertainment options, Hulu is irritating…

beIN Sports to acquire Digiturk

beIN Sports to acquire Digiturk

beIN Sports, the Qatar-based broadcaster, is ready to pay $1.5 billion (€1.3bn) for Digiturk and is close to finalising a deal according to Bloomberg. Previous reports in Turkish media had…

ONO losses deeper than anticipated

ONO losses deeper than anticipated

Vodafone has put its Spanish cable MSO subsidiary ONO’s accounts in order, revealing losses of €642 million a deeper financial hole than expected when the company bought the operator in…